Saturday, February 7, 2009

February 7, 2009, Evening Edition

Well, I had hoped I could simply edit my earlier post today, but alas, there's something wrong with my blog edit feature.  Nothing comes up when I try to edit posts.  So that means you get two posts today.  Funny I know, since it's been ages since I was regularly blogging.  As I've said before, between being busy as heck at work and home, and being a bit burned out with no creativitiy, I took a bit of a break.  But don't worry, spring is heating up and I'm doing more gardening work in my limited free time, so expect more posts from here on out.

Anyway, I did take a swing around the garden today, and nothing surprised me.

First off, there's nothing left of my cauliflower.  I should have started it much much earlier to get it growing.  Not to mention keeping up with the predator urine to detract the raccoons, hehe.  But look at these perennial green onions!

Oh, and as you can see, the jute twine I used to make the SFG grids have broken down much faster than I had expected.  I've got more though.  Gives me a good excuse to get my wife out into the garden again.  See, she's got the spacial recognition to string a grid without cutting it. I don't. 

Well, that's about it for the good news.  Green onions, great...

Maybe the spinach is doing well, not sure. I doubt my wife would eat it.  It's not as easy as it looks to get into there from the sides.  It's not hard, just a process.  Maybe I'll try to salvage it.  Maybe I'll just rip it out and replant for spring.  Not sure.

Oh boy, doesn't this look like a bomb went off?  Nothing left of my wonderful lettuce.  And my succession lettuce there in the middle?  It hasn't grown an inch in over a month.  Bah humbug.  Ah well, according to Steve Solomon's book, it's about time for replanting for April and May lettuce harvest.  I think I'll plant a mixture of lettuce, spinach and mustard greens.  Doesn't that sound like a great salad?  I'm getting hungry already.  Come on spring!

Enjoy your garden!


  1. Wow. looking good. Glad to see you finally had to time to get it all going. Good luck with it. BTW, try using nylon twine instead of the jute. Its the bright neon yellow/green stuff sold near the twine in home centers. Lasts more than one season and stronger. I also use it on my bean pole and have had the twine on it for 3years now and I leave the whole setup out year round. Happy gardening.

  2. Your green onions look great. A stir fry with green onions would be good, I also just saw a post on "Red Icculus" blog for green onion pizza. Although you don't like onions so maybe not so good.

    The spinach looks like it has rebounded from your last photo of it. I have not grown spinach before but maybe it gets tough after overwintering? Maybe it would be better to start over.

    Can't wait to see your greens grow again, you sure have a green's thumb.

  3. Yep, it's time for spring planting :-) Nice onions! On those spinach plants, just snip off those not so nice leaves and new ones will grow back. Then you will not have to replant and wait for the plants to mature again.